Category Archives: Decennial Census
Federal Race, Hispanic Ethnicity Data Collection Proposals Up for Comment
The way the federal government collects information on race and ethnicity hasn’t changed since 1997, but a combined race and Hispanic ethnicity question and new Middle Eastern North African race category headline a new set of proposed standards.
2020 Census Urban Areas Release Set for Dec. 29
Urban area boundaries from the 2020 Census will be released on December 29, 2022. This decade’s criteria include a number of important changes that may results in fewer, smaller and potentially lower population areas. We look at what’s changed and how the urban area data are used.
New TNSDC Resources Aid 2020 Census Error Review in Municipalities
Data from the 2020 Census was released one year ago, but the window to correct errors in the decennial count will remain open until June 30, 2023. New tools from the Tennessee State Data Center can help communities identify and resolve Census Bureau processing errors.
2020 Census Counts at Dorms, Nursing Homes and Prisons Now Eligible for Review
A new Census Bureau program designed to correct 2020 Census miscounts of residents at group quarter facilities is now operational. It lets city, county and state governments work with GQ operators to provide corrected April 1, 2020 residence counts at prisons, nursing homes and dormitories.
2020 Census Records Undercount of Tennessee Residents
News that Tennessee had a -4.78 percent undercount in the 2020 Census caught many by surprise. We dove into the numbers, the national totals and the 2010 results to try to set this announcement in context.
New Interactive Map Details Population Change Across US Last Decade
A new interactive map shows the change in population between 2010 and 2020 for each of the country’s 85,000 census tracts. The new higher resolution map adds detail to a decade of population change across the US. Explore the map and a list of the country’s fastest-growing Census Tracts!
Tennessee’s 2020 PUMA Delineations Finalized
Tennessee’s proposed 2020 Public Use Microdata Area (PUMAs) boundaries were finalized and submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau in late January 2022. Feedback from Tennessee data users drove delineation of the state’s new statistical boundaries.
2020 Census Challenge Program Opens to Local Governments
Communities who have uncovered processing errors in the 2020 Census Redistricting data are now able to submit cases to the Census Bureau’s Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The program is designed to help address processing errors found in the decennial census.
Initial Tennessee 2020 Public Use Microdata Area Alternatives Available
Two draft alternatives showing Tennessee’s 2020 Public Use Microdata Area geography are now available for review and comment. Interactive maps illustrating the proposal boundaries and details describing the criteria used in the delineation process are also available.
Tennessee’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity among 2020 Headlines
New 2020 Census data shows that the Tennessee is more diverse than it was ten year ago. Both changing demographics and new processing methods used by the Census Bureau are behind the change. We took a look at the new data and explain the trends.